INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano will be the first to tell you. The No.1 goal for his football team is to win the division, and the Colts could take a giant step towards that achievement by beating the Texans in Houston on Sunday night.
The entire team was back on the practice field Wednesday at the complex. Top draft pick Bjoren Werner returned to work after missing the last three games with a foot injury, and despite the fact Houston has lost five in a row, the Texans are favored to beat the Colts. If that doesn't happen, Houston's dream of winning a third straight AFC South title is probably gone.
"We realize they're a professional football team, they prepare to win every game just like us," said Quarterback Andrew Luck. “We're going to prepare to win every game, so I don't think in this locker room we're worried about what's happened previously in the season, right now it's us versus the Texans, records out the window. They are the reigning division champs, to get where we want to go, we gotta go through them."
The NFL’s leading sacker agrees. Houston cannot be taken lightly.
"They're a dangerous team, and I would say injuries are undefeated. It's hard to overcome them. We know how dangerous they are and we're not taking them for granted," Robert Mathis said.
Houston has the NFL’s top-rated defense, a challenge Luck will look to overcome without top pass catcher Reggie Wayne.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Wayne, Union, Switzerland, Ripley, Ohio, Franklin, Fayette and Dearborn counties on Saturday night.
IMPD officials say a 3-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head Saturday evening.
Lawrence Police are investigating an overnight shooting in the 8800 block of Pendleton Pike. Police say the shooting happened around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.